Disney Studio Chief Cook Resigns

Dick Cook stepped down Friday from his post as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. “I have loved every minute of my 38 years that I have worked at Disney from the beginning as ... Continue Reading →

Animag’s Perfect Pitch, Part 1 ‘ Hartman Speaks!

Butch Hartman, creator of the hit animated series The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, looked out at attendees of Animation Magazine’s ‘How to Create a Winning Animation ... Continue Reading →

Meatballs Tops Tasty Box Office Weekend

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the most recent 3-D animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation, topped the box office with an opening weekend gross of $30.1 million. The film ... Continue Reading →

Laika Lays Off 63 in CG Dept.

Portland-based Laika, the animation studio behind the stop-motion hit Coraline, has laid off 63 people in its computer animation department The move is a result of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →

Annies Announce Minor Tweaks, Oct. 16 Deadline

The call for entries has gone out for the 37th annual Annie Awards ‘ which this year will see some changes to the rules. The Annies, which are presented by ASIFA-Hollywood and ... Continue Reading →

Gormiti Sells to U.S., Europe and Middle East

Broadcasters in the United States, Europe and the Middle East have bought the rights to Zodiak Entertainment’s animated children’s series Gormiti: The Lords of Nature. In ... Continue Reading →

Panini Sticks Deal for Geronimo Stilton

Italian sticker and stationery company Panini has obtained a multi-year license to Atlantyca Entertainment’s new Geronimo Stilton series. Panini will co-ordinate the release of ... Continue Reading →

HRTv’s Ponies Demonstrates Real-Time Animation

HRTv’s is bringing its new animated project Pebble Bay Ponies to Cartoon Forum to show off the company’s new approach to creating animated content using game engine technology. The ... Continue Reading →

Wide Release Forecast for Cloudy

The 3-D animation trend opens a new chapter this weekend with the release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Adapted from the book by Judi and Ron Barrett and directed by Phil Lord ... Continue Reading →

Chorion to Represent Little Prince Licensing

Producer-distributor Chorion has been appointing licensing representative for The Little Prince property in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The deal was made with the estate of Antoine ... Continue Reading →